11GEOG
This course requires 1 option.

Year 11 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Robin Watson

Geography can be best described as an applied environmental Science subject. Geography promotes understanding of how people and the environment interact together and the patterns that result at different places, times and scales. It is a contemporary course concerned with resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. Geography deals with the real world and the knowledge and skills that are learnt make it a very useful subject to study at school because it complements many different subject and career choices. Of course students can also later specialize in Geography where graduates are well sought after and extremely employable in a variety of professions. For more information please see Mr Watson.

KEY OBJECTIVES AT YEAR 11:
• To develop an understanding of the processes both cultural and natural, that interact to create different
environments.
• To develop an understanding of the inter-relations that exist between and within natural and cultural processes.
• To develop and apply techniques used in geographic inquiry and interpretation- mapping, field work, written and
group participation skills.
• To develop an awareness of people in our own and other societies and cultures.

Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B5, highlighters, coloured pencils
Proposed day fieldtrip to Auckland CBD- Cost to be finalised.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91012 v3 Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91013 v1 Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91009 v3 Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
3
3
3
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
Total Credits
4
14
17
3
13
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries

Pathway Tags

Travel Consultant, Cartographer, Teacher, Surveyor, Diplomat, Hydrologist, GIS Consultant, Meteorologist, Transport Developer, NZ Defences, Police, Search and Rescue, Lawyer, Journalist, Media, Environmental Planner, Civil Engineer, Researcher, Geologist - these represent a small scope of what a Career in Geography could look like. Please seek more advise from Mr Watson or Careers.,